Manual Therapies

Are you tired of living with foot pain? Manual therapies may be the solution you’ve been looking for. These non-invasive techniques can help relieve pain, improve mobility, and reduce the need for medication and surgery.

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What are Manual Therapies?

Manual therapies involve hands-on techniques that manipulate the joints and soft tissues of the foot and ankle. They can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis and ankle sprains.

Joint Manipulations

During joint manipulations, a podiatrist will use their hands to apply a quick, controlled force to a joint. This can help improve joint mobility and reduce pain. By gently manipulating the joints, podiatrists can improve joint congruency, allowing muscles to work more efficiently around those joints. Joint manipulation aims to restore normal joint function, alleviate pain, and enhance overall foot and ankle mobility.

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Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue release involves applying pressure to soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This can help relieve tension, reduce pain, improve flexibility, and restore normal function.
During a soft tissue release session, a podiatrist will use their hands or specialised tools to target the affected area. They will apply different techniques such as stretching, deep pressure, and friction to break down adhesions, release tension, and promote circulation.

Soft tissue release can be beneficial for various foot and ankle conditions, including Peroneal tendinitis, shin splints, and muscle imbalances. By targeting the soft tissues, this therapy helps to reduce pain, increase range of motion, enhance tissue healing, and improve overall foot function.

It is important to note that soft tissue release should only be performed by a qualified podiatrist or healthcare professional trained in manual therapies to ensure safe and effective treatment.

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Benefits of Manual Therapies

Manual therapies have several benefits, including:

Non-invasive: They don't involve surgery or medication.

Fast-acting: Many patients experience pain relief after just one session.

Customisable: Treatment can be tailored to your specific needs and condition.

Cost-effective: They can reduce the need for expensive surgeries and medications.

Manual therapies in Bedford at My Foot Medic

If you’re ready to say goodbye to foot pain, schedule an appointment with us. Our experienced podiatrists will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan using manual therapies to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.
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